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1  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: meppi Work in Progress on: August 18, 2017, 10:29:08 AM
It's been a while since I posted an update here and not just edited the first post.
But I've been scanning magazines like a maniac during my summer vacation.
Well after working on the house as always. But in the evenings I've been scanning about 3 hours each day.
Seeing as how I can scan 50 pages in 2 hours or so and everyone needs to be scanned twice, it's still takes a lot of time.

Being able to follow the New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 27 tournament this year certainly made that boring chore much more pleasant. Wink

I'm up to the last issue of the Official Sega Magazine (nr.13), so after I complete this one, that whole set will be scanned and ready to be joined back together and edited, while I move on to other sets for scanning.
2  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: August 18, 2017, 05:50:40 AM

This week we return to the very first issue of Sega Pro from November of 1991, which we first released in 2011.
After a lot of editing and reworking, this issue has never looked better than the rendition you see before you today.
So let's have a look at what is inside: we start of with an all-time classic Sega RPG,
developed by Climax Entertainment on the Mega Drive: Shining in the Darkness.
From there we take a look at one of the cult classics created by the legendary Wolfteam: El Viento for the Mega Drive.
Moving on the the Sega Master System, we check out Shadow of the Beast,
and we finish this weeks update with Toejam and Earl on the Mega Drive.



Sega Pro 1 - november 1991 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Shining in the Darkness
El Viento
Shadow of the Beast
Toejam and Earl

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
3  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: August 05, 2017, 05:48:54 AM

This week we turn back the clock exactly 20 years to the summer of 1997
with the brand new digital rendition of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine issue 22.
This issue is filled to the brim with excellent content,
so much so that we put nearly half the magazine online in the form of preview articles.
So let's get started!
First up we have an interview with Kats Sato of Sega Europe on Sonic R.
From here we move on to a whole bunch of features for Dragon Force,
Last Bronx, Resident Evil, Dungeons & Dragons Collection, Sonic R and WipEout 2097.
But that's not all!
We also have the following reviews stacked up for you: Darklight Conflict, Dragon Force,
Sky Target, Sonic Jam and last but certainly not least WipEout 2097.



Official Sega Saturn Magazine 22 - august 1997 (UK)


Kats Sato interview on Sonic R
Dragon Force (feature)
Last Bronx (feature)
Resident Evil (feature)
Dungeons & Dragons Collection (feature)
Sonic R (feature)
WipEout 2097 (feature)
WipEout 2097 (feature)
Darklight Conflict (review)
Dragon Force (review)
Sky Target (review)
Sonic Jam (review)
WipEout 2097 (review)


The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
4  OoPA / Off-Topic / Re: Shenmue III Kickstarter on: August 04, 2017, 03:01:30 AM
Oh, I somehow missed that post!

Yeah, little info on it so far.
Getting regular email updates that everything is still proceeding along, but nothing really concrete.
No new screenshots or videos.
Then again, I've been waiting 15 years, so I can wait a bit more. Wink
5  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: July 29, 2017, 08:43:42 AM
I was only just able to finish up OSSM issue 22 this evening, but that one still needs a final pass of checking if I missed anything, not to mention all the online articles and graphics put together.
So I wasn't able to finish it up in time for the weekend.
So I went with the remastered edition that I had ready for Sega Pro issue 9 instead.
The good news is that you'll have something really nice and brand new to look forward to for next week. Wink


This time we look back again to Sega Pro with the newly remastered edition of issue 9 from July 1992.
We have a ton of previews for this issue, so let's get started.
We begin with a special titled: Guide to Shoot 'Em Ups.
Then we take a look at The Winter CES of 1992.
We move on to reviews for Exile as well as Bart VS The Space Mutants, both of which are for the Mega Drive.
And then we look at two Game Gear reviews: Crystal Warriors and OutRun Europa
before finishing off this update with the Master System review for Prince of Persia.



Sega Pro 9 - july 1992 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Guide to Shoot 'em ups
The winter CES of 1992
Exile (Mega Drive)
Bart vs the Space Mutants (Mega Drive)
Crystal Warriors (Game Gear)
Outrun Europa(Game Gear)
Prince of Persa (Master System)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
6  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: July 21, 2017, 07:01:50 AM

This week we return to October of 1993 with issue number 12 of Super Play.
For this issue, we have selected the following preview articles to read as the full magazine downloads:
A rare interview with the people who worked for the Nintendo Hotline.
The review for the awesome car battle Rock 'N' Roll Racing by Blizzard Entertainment before they were known as Blizzard.
And finally, not one, but two great Konami classics! The home conversion of the arcade smash Sunset Riders
as well as the cult classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors which was developed by none other than LucasArts.



Super Play 12 - october 1993 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Nintendo Hotline interview
Rock 'N' Roll Racing
Sunset Riders
Zombie Ate My Neighbors

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
7  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: July 08, 2017, 05:19:38 AM

This week we go back in time 25 years to the summer of 1992
with the remastered version of issue 8 of Sega Pro.
This issue includes quite a few timeless classics, so let's get started:
first of we have a review for the Mega Drive classic Alisia Dragoon.
Then we move on to the review of one of the best games on the Game Gear: Monster World 2: The Dragon's Trap,
known in the west as Wonderboy 3: The Dragon's Trap,
which just recently got a beautiful remaster of it's own for the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Now we move on to a classic movie conversion: The Terminator
and we finish off this update with a somewhat forgotten shoot em up: Trouble Shooter.



Sega Pro 8 - june 1992 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Alisia Dragoon
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap
The Terminator
Trouble Shooter

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
8  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: July 01, 2017, 07:18:50 AM

This week we step back into the cold winter month of November 1993
with the brand new release of Super Play issue 13.
For being the holiday season it was a somewhat slow month when it comes to big names releases.
Yet this doesn't mean that this month had nothing to look forward to.
We start by looking at Jurassic Park by Ocean. Afterwards it's all about the B-list platform heroes of yesteryear.
Starting with Aero the Acrobat by Sunsoft. Then moving on to another Ocean game: Mr Nutz.
And finally we look at one of the weirder platforming heroes of the 16-bit era: Super Putty by System 3.



Super Play 13 - november 1993 (UK)


Jurassic Park
Aero the Acrobat
Mr Nutz
Super Putty

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
9  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: June 24, 2017, 05:36:50 AM

This week we return with issue 8 of the N64 Magazine, which was released in November of 1997.
 This was an issue with severe quality problems while scanning, due to the state of the magazine.
But with great care, all of these issues have been taken care of and with the new settings,
the magazine is now looking better than ever.
We begin with a look at the arcade racer San Francisco Rush.
Then we take a peek at the Japanese version of Bomberman 64.
From here we go to the review for the cover story: Lylat Wars / Starfox 64.
And finally we have a double header with Multi Championship Racing vs Top Gear Rally.



N64 Magazine 8 - november 1997 (UK) (REMASTERED)


San Francisco Rush
Bomberman 64
Lylat Wars / Star Fox 64)
Multi Championship Racing vs Top Gear Rally

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
10  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: June 20, 2017, 01:58:27 PM
Welcome back.  Cheesy

We've had a couple of very slow months, but lately I've been able to put out one magazine a week thanks to being home for about a month due to a shoulder issue, which turned out to be arthritis, so that's nice I guess...

With a bit of luck I should be able to keep up this release schedule throughout the summer.
As I've got 4 weeks of vacation time coming up and I'm planning on getting quite a bit of work done.
I've been scanning a ton of issues as well so there's a lot in the pipeline.
66 issues in fact as well as 26 more that need additional scanning. So that's quite a few magazines. Wink

All of these need to go through the editing process mind, so that'll take quite a while.

I've been editing up to 15 issues at a time which makes it harder to finish a single issue, but on the other hand helps a ton with avoiding burning out on doing the same thing over and over again.
11  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: June 17, 2017, 04:16:43 AM

This week turn back the clock 26 years to July of 1991 to see issue 10 of Mean Machines on the store shelves.
This issue has gone through an extended restoration process
to make sure it looks as brilliant as it did the day it was brought home.
We start of with a forgotten and highly underrated arcade gem that got ported to the Mega Drive: Wardner no Mori.
Then we look at a shoot 'em up from one of the greatest developers the genre has ever seen: Zero Wing by Toaplan.
Furthermore we have the original Sonic the Hedgehog for the Mega Drive by Sega's own Sonic Team.
And finally we delve into some good old 8-bit classics with GG Shinobi for the Game Gear
and Shadow Warrior for the Nintendo Entertainment System.



Mean Machines 10 - july 1991 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Wardner no Mori (Mega Drive)
Zero Wing (Mega Drive)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive)
GG Shinobi (Game Gear)
Shadow Warrior (NES)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
12  OoPA / Off-Topic / Re: Rescued a little hedgehog on: June 12, 2017, 02:06:09 PM
I'm pretty sure s/he's doing very well here.
Since the start of summer I see several hedgehogs every evening as I leave some cat food out for them.
I'm not sure how many they are but I can distinguish at least 4 and possibly even 6. Cheesy

A couple of weeks after finding the little guy above, I actually came across an even smaller one on the same road closer to home. Took him in as well and s/he's now part of the group as well.
13  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: June 10, 2017, 07:11:55 AM

This week we take a look at issue 169 of CVG which came out in December of 1995.
We originally released this issue all the way back in 2009, and after a ton of work being done on it recently,
this issue is looking better than ever before.
This is the second Computer and Video Games issue in the capable hands of Paul Davies.
This issue we see Tom Guise, Ed Lomas and Jaime Smith join the magazine and you will soon start to witness
how they take CVG to a whole new level.
The preview articles that we've selected are: reviews of Twisted Metal, Viewpoint and Worms on the PSone front.
And a review for Super Skidmarks on the Mega Drive.



CVG 169 - december 1995 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Twisted Metal (PSone review)
Viewpoint (PSone review)
Worms (PSone review)
Super Skidmarks (Mega Drive review)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
14  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: June 05, 2017, 04:08:22 AM

This week we take a look back at the remaster of Club Nintendo Volume 1, Issue 4.
While the magazine might be tiny and weighs in at only 20 pages total,
it sure holds a lot of nostalgia for the people who used to get it in their mailbox straight from Nintendo back in 1989.
Since it's such a small issue we only have two preview articles up on the site.
The first one being Section Z by Capcom and the second one is Ikari Warriors by SNK.
Both games are for the Nintendo Entertainment System.



Official Sega Saturn Magazine 3 - january 1996 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Section Z (review)
Ikari Warriors (review)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
15  OoPA / Magazine Discussion / Re: The story of Mean Machines magazine on: June 05, 2017, 03:58:00 AM
Thanks for posting this! Smiley

Your tinypic image isn't working though. I tend to use imagur for hosting pictures.

Sadly I didn't get to read Mean Machines back in the day. The only magazine I had back then was the free Club Nintendo Magazine which was later on followed up by Nintendo Player here.

It was only in early 1993 that I came across a magazine called Joypad in a small specialist game shop where I played the Neo Geo AES for the first time. I still remember that like it was yesterday. Last Resort blew my mind back then. Smiley
Only later on found out about Mean Machines and was surprised to find a magazine with a very familiar feel to Joypad.

I only wish Joypad was in English instead of French so that more people would be able to enjoy it...
My French isn't very good at this point either, yet I'm still thinking of digging out my old copies and scanning them one day.
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